October 13-16, 2016

Tournament Brochure

Copa Americana brought to you by the Italian Soccer Academy

The Copa Americana is an athletic and cultural event, delivering an exciting challenge for teams and players looking for an unrestricted play style.   This tournament features the best International Italian Soccer Academy, Milan Junior Camp and Milan Junior Elite Teams in each age category competing against clubs from USA, Aruba, Colombia, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, USA, Venezuela and more.

This tournament is an exchange of experiences, culture and sport customs between South America, North America and the rest of the world while competing against the best International players seeking to win a 'No Pay to Play' award at the next Copa Americana tournament.

Eco Friendly

Every meal that will be cooked and served to the participants during the tournament will be environmentally friendly. It will be served and/or presented in recycled paper or cardboard. No plastic bags or bottles will be used.  Consumption of bird and small animal meat will be promoted due to the massive grain and water intake larger animals have, and their impact on environment pollution..
 
All the hydration for the event will be provided from water coolers. Every child must have their own aluminum or re-usable plastic bottle, to avoid using plastic bags and containers.
 
There will also be a talk involving this information with all participating teams, stressing the importance of recycling and smart consumption, bringing awareness to our environmental footprint and focusing on eco-friendly behavior.

Divisions of Play

U10, U12, U14, U16/17

Location

Fields Turiscarga
Address: Via Pereira - Cerritos, Entrada 7

Conveniently located in the coffee region of Colombia, Pereira is the capital of the department of Risaralda. Is a lively city, known for its coffee, culture and the kindness of its people. It is historically an area where sports development is of utmost importance.

Pereira was one of the host cities during the U-20 FIFA World Cup in 2011 and since then has remodeled its stadium converting it into one of the most modern in the region.

 Tournament Rules

PLAYER AGE

(Born in o after)
1999 (U16/17)
2002 (U14)
2004 (U12)
2006 (U10)

TEAM ROSTERS

U10 and U12: Max 18 players
U14  through  U16/17:  Max  22 players


GUEST PLAYERS

5 guest players are allowed per team. These guests must be included on the roster and they count towards the roster limit.


MATCH LENGTH

2 halves 25 minutes each – 9 v 9 for U10 and U12
2 halves 30 minutes each – 11 v 11 for U14, U16 and U17
Each team will play a minimum of 4 games.


LAWS OF THE GAME

Games will be punctual - no exceptions. All games will be played under modified FIFA laws of the game. Full manual with the rules and regulations will be provided during team registration.


SCORING METHOD

Win = 3 points
Tie = 1 point
Loss = 0 points

In the elimination stage, if the score is tied at the end of regulation time, kicks from the penalty mark, as per FIFA laws will decide the match.


TIE-BREAKER PROCEDURES
  1. Goal differential
  2. Goals For
  3. Goals Against
  4. Head-to-Head competition
  5. Penalty Kicks

FORFEIT

If a team does not turn up for a game, loses on protest, or is omitted from the tournament, the score is set at 0-3.


TEAM REGISTRATION FEE (For Non-ACM teams, this is NOT an ACM player Package)

$1500 Colombian Pesos ($515 USD)

The tournament registration is by invitation only; due to this, the level of the teams is the highest possible. It will include local league champions, as well as the state select team. (contact us regarding to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before registering)

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